Newton House is situated on the edge of the attractive Warwickshire village of Newton Regis and has great views over the surrounding countryside. Newton Regis has easy access to a number of major communication links including the M42, M6/M6 Toll and M40 and the location is ideal for access to regional centres including Birmingham, Coventry, Derby, Leicester and Nottingham. The lively market towns of Ashby de la Zouch and Market Bosworth are within easy striking distance, offering a vast array of restaurants, pubs and independent shops, as well as excellent schools. Neighbouring Tamworth provides numerous amenities including a mainline railway station providing an excellent service to London via Euston Station in 68 minutes.
Newton Regis is a charming village with a quintessentially English main street including thatched houses, a village pub and a duck pond. Other facilities and services include a highly regarded primary school, tennis and bowls clubs and the Church of St Mary's. A network of public footpaths lead from the village providing access to a number of walks through the surrounding countryside.
Newton House is believed to date from about 1830 with particularly handsome northern and western elevations of ashlar sandstone, beneath a hipped slate roof. The property has been the subject of a very recent, extensive scheme of renovation and improvement and it offers superb accommodation over two storeys, extending to about 5,170 sq. ft. Whilst retaining an extensive range of period features it meets contemporary requirements, with a superb open plan living-dining kitchen being a key element of this. It also offers great flexibility with the potential to create semi-independent annexed accommodation for guests, relatives or for income generation. The property is listed Grade II for its architectural and historical importance.
A panelled front door flanked by glazed lights with shutters sits within an impressive stone porch and opens into an extensive L shaped reception hall with a Hopton stone floor and a moulded archway. A door leads to the Drawing Room which has exposed floorboards, a fireplace flanked by fitted bookshelves and storage. Sash windows provide an outlook across the gardens and the adjoining countryside, and have retained their shutters.
A key feature of the ground floor is the fantastic living-dining kitchen which can also be accessed off the reception hall. This is an extensive space offering presentation of the highest standards and whilst cleverly defining the kitchen, living and dining areas these blend so well that requirements for an open plan, 'heart of the house', are met extremely well.
The kitchen includes a dual fuel, 5 oven AGA with the hob burners and two ovens electrically controlled, fitted units surmounted by granite surfaces, an island with a Belfast sink and period features such as an exposed brick arch, formerly the bread oven for this historic property. Bi-fold doors open to a patio area and a lovely enclosed kitchen garden with herb beds. The dining area is extensive and very easily accommodates a table to seat at least 10, and has bi-fold doors opening to the main garden and driveway. The sitting area has exposed floor boards, and a fireplace. Very usefully a second staircase rises from the kitchen to the first floor.
Adjoining the kitchen is a large boot room with a range of fitted units surmounted with oak work surfaces, a sink and space for an American-style fridge freezer. There is an external door leading to the driveway. Also accessed off the reception hallway is the playroom, the former kitchen, which retains ceiling hooks, exposed brick arches, and fitted storage. An adjoining lobby area has an external door but also leads into the gym which has a quarry tile floor and French doors opening to the garden. The study has an outlook over the courtyard garden as well a fireplace, with an AGA woodburner, flanked by fitted bookshelves and storage.
The ground floor is completed by a cloakroom with WC and wash basin with marble surround, and a laundry with a ceiling clothes airer and plumbing for a washing machine.
The cellars are accessed from the hall and include three main chambers; a number of wine bins have been retained. The ceiling height is surprisingly generous and so the cellars may offer scope to be converted to other uses, subject to the necessary consents.
From the hallway a dog-leg staircase with stick balusters and a wreathed handrail rises to the first floor where the broad main landing is flooded with light from a glazed domed cupola. The master bedroom suite includes a substantial bedroom of 17'11" x 15'11" with a fireplace with Georgian fire grate. There is an en suite shower room with walk-in shower area, and access to a dressing room with full height fitted storage, and a dressing table.
There are four further bedrooms accessed off the main landing; three of them are very well proportioned. Bedroom 6 can be accessed from the landing or from an adjoining bedroom and so this could make a good dressing room.
The delightful family bathroom features twin wash hand basins, a walk-in shower and bath but has also retained a fireplace with fire grate. Adjoining is a very useful linen press fitted with shelving.
A secondary landing provides access to two further bedrooms which have fascinating exposed ceiling timbers with King-post structures, and a further bathroom. The second staircase from this landing leads down to the kitchen.
A further staircase rises from the lobby adjoining the playroom and gym to a further well-proportioned bedroom. This room has a dual aspect, exposed ceiling timbers and an en suite shower room with WC. It has been used as let Airbnb accommodation to generate a useful income. There is potential to create a more substantial integral annexe by converting the gym below into a kitchen/sitting room, or even using the playroom as well as a further room to create a spacious annexe which would have its own independent access from the courtyard garden and would be ideal as let accommodation, for guests or for dependant relatives. All works would be subject to the necessary consent.
Newton House is approached via double timber gates over its own driveway leading from the duck pond in the centre of the village, or via a right of way over a long tree lined driveway leading off King's Lane to the east. There are extensive gravelled drive areas providing plenty of parking and access to the single garage/store adjoining the house. The lovely gardens are laid mainly to lawn but include a fantastic range of mature trees including beech and giant redwood, as well as Alder and a range of fruit trees. The remains of a ha-ha lie along the western garden boundary. A formal courtyard garden adjoining the kitchen has areas of lawns and a pleached hedge as well as raised beds and a herb garden. Also accessed off the courtyard garden are two former stables, currently used for general storage.
Planning permission was granted for a substantial new garage building. The design was approved under the permission granted to carry out the works to Newton House (PAP/2017/0260) on 24th May 2017 and is understood to be secured. The proposed building would include a total of four garage bays with a store room, and first floor accommodation to include an en suite shower room.
House For SaleNewton House, Main Road, Newton Regis, Tamworth, Warwickshire
Guide price £1,475,000 Sale Agreed
VIEWINGS AVAILABLE A superb period house finished to a very high standard, with an edge-of-village setting and rural views.
- 2-3 reception rooms, open plan living-dining kitchen
- Boot room, laundry, WC, study, gym
- 7 bedrooms, 4 bath/shower rooms
- Circa 5,170 sq. ft of accommodation (GIA)
- Circa 1.4 acre plot
- Cellars extending to circa 616 sq. ft
- Outbuildings, and planning permission granted for a quadruple garage building with accommodation
- Mature gardens with two accesses
- Grade II Listed